Last night was Family Night. For any of you who are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, this is one night set aside a week to spend with our families. We learn a lesson, sometimes play games and have treats.
Last night we talked about Moses and the serpent on a staff. You know, the story where if the people looked they'd live.
Bugaboo wasn't getting it. He has a hard time understanding things unless there's music and physical activity involved. So I suggested acting out the story.
Daddy was Moses, with an upside-down broom for a staff. His bronze "serpent" was a belt hanging off the top. Professor and Bugaboo were the people who got bitten by the snakes, looked, and lived. I was the rebellious one who refused to look and "died". Princess, who was a little young to understand what to do at first, watched and yelled with the rest of us. That was, until I wouldn't look at the "snake" on the stick. She started pulling on my arm and saying, "Come ON Mommy! Wook at the snake!" She was trying to save her stubborn mommy from certain death, and couldn't understand why I wouldn't look.
Perhaps that's what Jesus was talking about when he said that we should "Become as a little child."